The Bengaluru Bandh is a strike on September 26th to protest the Karnataka government’s decision to release Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu. During the bandh, essential services such as hospitals, nursing homes, pharmacies, and government offices will remain open. The following services will also be open:
- Namma Metro Services
- Emergency services
- Medical shops
The following services will be closed:
- Government-operated Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) and Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC)
- Private schools
- Airport taxi services
All emergency service-related vehicles, such as ambulances, pharma vehicles, and other important goods carrying vehicles, will be working.
Is Bangalore bandh on 26th September confirmed?
The Bengaluru Bandh is confirmed for September 26, 2023. The bandh is a statewide protest against the release of 5,000 cubic seconds of Cauvery river water to Tamil Nadu. The bandh is scheduled to take place from 6 AM to 6 PM on Tuesday, September 26.
The bandh was called by Kurubur Shanthakumar, the president of the Karnataka Water Conservation Committee. More than 150 organizations have pledged their support for the bandh.
Schools, colleges, and other private entities are likely to remain closed. Local transport facilities may also be affected. However, the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has announced that Namma Metro services will continue to operate without interruption.